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Rent your own private igloo under the Times Square Ball and get serenaded by Mariah Carey
December 17, 2020, 10:20.38 am ET


Photo: Airbnb

To honor the strength and resilience we’ve seen and felt around the world from New Yorkers, Airbnb and Nasdaq are offering locals the chance to call Times Square home for just one night under the New Year’s Eve Ball – a spectacular night all to themselves!

High (and safely isolated) above Times Square on Nasdaq’s outdoor terrace, guests will have their very own geodesic dome to ring in the highly-anticipated new year while taking in panoramic views of the sparkling crystal ball. With Times Square celebrations going virtual this year, guests will have a truly unique experience during the traditional confetti celebrations, right below the ball.

Photo: Airbnb

To kick off the guests’ spectacular stay, the holiday season’s icon Mariah Carey is back in Times Square and better than ever. This time, she is becoming an Airbnb host, bringing her signature sparkle to the evening. The night will be full of magic and good vibes as guests are dazzled and glamourized with:

Also included, A virtual personal greeting from the one and only Mariah Carey, A $5,000 shopping credit to use along NYC’s famous 5th Avenue or local Times Square shops and before their stay, along with sparkly New Year’s Eve hats, 2021 glasses and horns for the countdown to midnight

You will also receive a sparkly piece of crystal featuring this year’s Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball design as a memento to take home, and panoramic views to see all broadcasted events and concerts organized by Times Square Alliance.

Photo: Airbnb

Any New York City resident who wants to have an evening to remember can request to book this one- night stay beginning on Monday, December 21 at 9:00AM EST on*

*The one-time, one-night stay is not a contest. New York City residents can request to book this one-night stay for up to two guests on December 31 for just $21, priced in honor of the New Year. Booking opens December 21, 2020.

**COVID and Other Safety Requirements: Airbnb and Nasdaq want this to be a fun and safe experience for the guests and staff supporting their stay. Individuals staying at the location must meet the facility’s COVID-related health and safety criteria on the day of the stay and provide associated documentation. This will include confirming no active or recent infection/symptoms; no close contact with an infected individual as defined in CDC and New York guidelines; no requirement to quarantine due to travel outside of New York under New York travel rules; and, no fever of 100.4F or greater at the time of entering the facility. Attendees must acknowledge and adhere to safety and other policies governing the use of the facility.